Sunday, April 01, 2007

My Fav Wildflower


This is how i know Spring is here.A lone Dandelion sat next to the alleyway wall on the way to work.
The flower petals are amazing complex in shape.I still have the dandelion wine in the dark ageing in a glass bottle.
The Colour of the flower came out in the twighlight without a flash.you can almost feel the silky petals!

7 comments:

Lisa said...

That picture makes a dandelion look very pretty. We don't have any blooming here yet, but soon enough.

Sylvana said...

That is a fine portrait of a dandelion.
Do want all mine?

LostRoses said...

And if they had taller stems and bigger flowers, we'd call them chrysanthemums! Your picture gives them some character.

Claire Splan said...

How did your batch of dandelion wine turn out? Would you make it again?

snappy said...

Thanks Lisa, we have lots of the dandelions blooming now.Yippee...
Sylvana I would love all your dandelions.Can make wine from the petals!!
Lostroses, they do look chresanthenum like i think.The closer picture shows us the complexity of a simple flower/weed.
I love them even though they are a pain in gardens and spring up everywhere.Tenacious plants..
Claire, the dandelion and plum wine are sat in the kitchen.I need to move them into bottles for racking.They are only six months old so another six months before they are drinkable.
I will tell you how they taste.I would make them again.My friend has given me five books on home made wine!

carletongardener said...

Great picture! One of my favorites also.

snappy said...

Thanks Carletongardener, we are kindred spirits :)